Geum triflorum

three flowered avens, Geum triflorum - 11JN11
three flowered avens, Geum triflorum - 12MA30-1

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characteristics

Perennial with fern-like, dark green leaves and reddish-pink, nodding bell-shaped flowers. When mature the purple/grey seedhead resembles a puff of smoke; when seen in colonies the effect is quite striking. Also known as prairie smoke or old man's whiskers.

449,554 seeds/pound; starts from seed, bare root, cuttings.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P C 0.2 0.2 S/PS M DM •• - 6.0-7.5 green-dark maroon rd-pink (grey)

habitat

Dry to moist grasslands and sagebrush plains.

uses

Attracts butterflies.
A medicinal tea is made from boiled roots.
Used by North American aboriginals in sweathouses as a body wash.
Dried or cut flowers.

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